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Google Adds Enhanced AMP Testing Tool, Share Button in Search Console, New ‘Fact check’ Tag in News

To help webmasters ensure their Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) implementation is working as expected, Google in it’s Webmasters Tools’ Search Console has added an enhanced “AMP testing tool,” that uses Google’s live web-search infrastructure to analyze AMP page with real Googlebot.

When launched under search console, the tool tests the “validity of AMP markup” as well as “structured data on the page.”

If the test found the valid AMP pages, a link is provided to a live preview “of how this page may appear in Google’s search results.” However, on encountering issues, users can click on them to see more details, and the “corresponding line in the source-code will be highlighted.”

Should you need you can also share test result snapshot, to discuss issues with anyone —by just clicking on the share button on the bottom right, and pass on the URL for this test snapshot.

This makes it easier to iron out any issues on your AMP Pages.

Google Webmasters Tools Search Console AMP testing tool

Fact-checking has now officially getting its own Google News tag called “Fact check,” will help readers find fact checking in large news stories.

According to Google, the ‘Fact check’ tag will appear in the News articles, when an article includes the schema.org ClaimReview markup or for sites that follows “commonly accepted criteria” for fact checks.

You’ll see tagged articles in “expanded story box on news.google.com” and in “Google News & Weather iOS and Android apps,” google said, in the U.S. and the U.K.

Google advising publishers who create fact-checks, and would like to see it appear with the “Fact check” tag in the News, should use the fact-check markup in articles—should head over to this help center.

Google News adds Fast Check tag

A new video pusblished today entitle ’10 tips to stay on the right side of Google Play policy’, is providing best practices to developers.

The video walks you through how to review an app, to ensure developers have appropriate content and the rights to use it, how to handle user data, and more.

Additionally, you can also find resources on Google Play policies in the Developer Policy Center, as well as download the new Playbook for Developers app here.

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